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Frederick Daff Pollard

Biography of Lance Corporal Frederick Daff Pollard (40432)
9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wale’s Own)
Formerly 4395, 4th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 24th September 1917

Under Construction


Frederick Daff Pollard

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1891

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Fred has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
George Daff

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Jane Pollard

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
24 Dec 1896 Rippingale

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Frederick Daff Pollard, 1891, Rippingale
Dorothy Daff, 1907, Rippingale
Plus 2 more whose name is unknown from the 1911 census

1891 Census:
Fred is living with his grandparents in Rippingale

1901 Census:
Fred is living with his grandparents in Rippingale.

1911 Census
Fred is living with his grandparents in Rippingale.

Relatives in services:
None found

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 15th July 1916

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Lance Corporal Fred Daff Pollard, 40432, 9th West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wale’s Own) was killed in action on 24th September 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Fred’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
15 Star


Rippingale, outside memorial at St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Lance Corporal Fred Daff Pollard, 40432, 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wale’s Own) who died on 24 September 1917.
Remembered with Honour Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Ref: 42 to 47 and 162

More information:

Fred Daff Pollard

Tyne Cot Memorial gate
Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.